Pulmonary Interstitial Emphysema Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 25, 2019
  • Author: Abhay J Bhatt, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Muhammad Aslam, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

The roentgenologic appearance of pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) can be confused with the following [29] :

  • Air bronchograms in respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Distended airways in patients on mechanical ventilatory support

Other differential diagnosis of persistent pulmonary interstitial emphysema includes the following:

Differential Diagnoses